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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared debaters and he predicts few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be f
Current
Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm PDT
the state republican party of florida. their mission is to get out the vote for mitt romney and other republicans, but don't they are fired and the focus of a state investigation. >> there were a lot of signatures that appeared to possibly be common and there was a lot of missing information, and it just didn't appear to be real consistent. >> something was just wrong. >> yeah. >> cenk: so then it turned out, it's not just in palm beach county, it is in at least ten counties in florida. >> the workers there go through that and fine repeated problems in about 108 of them including similar signatures apparently phony signatures and phony addresses as we just heard some linked up to a shell gas station, as of last night, we had six counties reporting irregularities in voter registration firms, including -- according to a republican supervisor registering of dead people. >> cenk: dead people. dead people. and it turns out of course it is not just florida, it is in seven different swing states colorado florida, nevada north carolina, virginia. they are doing it in
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
romney's party. an unnamed republican senator surviving spouses and children's payment for soldiers killed in the war. the same hold is also affecting e disability payments to soldiers who are wounded in the war. someepubcanais blocking this. we don't know who. governor romney, here's a place to start. you are now the leader of the republican party. i realize you're having a hard time getting the training wheels off when it comes to natnal curity, but here's an ea e. should that senator from your own party lift that hold on the cost of living adjustment to the payments to those people who we sort of owe it to? should a republican senator who's holding this up keep that hold in place or drop it? you're the leader of that party. do youave anything to y on th here's another one. veterans jobs corps bill we talked about last week on this bill, a bipartisan bill, iraq and afghanistan veterans have an unemployment rate 35% higher than the rest of the country now. this bill comes to the senate floor and is blocked by republican senators. governor romney, you are now the leader of the repub
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
strengths. >> is it time for more republicans to stand upwind of mitt romney? >> look i think with 41 days -- you're not going to get me to say it. i'm not saying it martin. >> okay. >> with 41 days left in the campaign, and the grumbling we're hearing about let ryan be ryan clearly folks have decided governor romney is beyond help. governor romney doesn't to want listen to outside forces how he can help right his campaign governor -- excuse me congressman ryan is someone young enough and does have bold ideas. it might not be the right ones for the country but at least in a town devoid of ideas, he has them, that can be debated. he's young enough if the romney/ryan ticket loses in november, he still gets to return to washington assuming he wins re-election to his seat which most likely will happen but he gets to go back to washington as a leader in his party, who can still take up the fight. >> ken, when people say, as jonathan just did, that paul ryan should be unleashed, he was unleashed before the aarp conference where he took his 78-year-old mother and h
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. republican governor chris christie predicted romney could close the gap with president obama after a strong showing on wednesday's debate. >> i'm absolutely confident when we get to thursday morning, george. >> reporter: president obama is keeping his answers short and concise. >> the president has got to be president. this is the guy that killed osama bin laden. i think he can stand up to mitt romney but he's got to relax. >> mitt romney keeps hammering president obama's foreign policy. in a new op-ed, romney calls for a new strategy in the middle east. at the mercy of events rather than shaping them. >>> the supreme court convened for its new term with a full docket of hot-button issues like affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. in keeping with tradition, some of the justices took part at the annual red mass in washington. the archbishop asked them to folk kiss their ruling on what is best for society rather than what is popular. >>> breaking news overnight from afghanistan. nato said three of its troops have been killed by a suicide bomber in the eastern part of the co
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
this week, and republicans have been quick to figure out the problem. mitt romney. peggy noonan said his rolling campaign has been a calamity. shouldn't it puz puzzle us that romney's campaign is so incompetent, given his reputation for, well, competence. after all he founded one of the leading firms, turned around the salt lake city olympics and was a very successful governor. how did he get so clumsy so fast? in fact, the problem is not romney. but the new republican party, given the direction it has moved and pressures from the extreme, powerful elements, any nominee would face the same challenge. can you be a serious candidate for the general election while not outraging the republican base? fox news anchor brit hume refused to dwell on romney's economic policies he would put in place. why wouldn't mitt romney fluent in economics explain his economic policy? because any sensible answer would cause a firestorm in his party. it's obvious with a deficit of more of 7% of gross domestic product, any solution to our budgetary problems has to involve spending cuts and tax increases. ronald
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm EDT
not outraging the republican base? fox news anchor brit hume refused to dwell on romney's economic policies he would put in place. why wouldn't mitt romney fluent in economics explain his economic policy? because any sensible answer would cause a firestorm in his party. it's obvious with a deficit of more of 7% of gross domestic product, any solution to our budgetary problems has to involve spending cuts and tax increases. ronald reagan agreed to tax increases when it hit 4%. george w. bush did when it was 3% of gdp. but today's republican party is organized around the proposition that no matter the circumstances, there must never be a tax increase of any kind. the simpson-bowles proposal calls for $1 for every $3 of spending cut bus every republican presidential candidate during the primaries including romney pledge thad he or she would not accept $10 of spending cuts if that meant $1 of tax increases. so romney could present a serious economic plan with numbers that add up and then he would face a revolt within his own party. so his solution has been to be utterly vague about how to deal wit
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 8:00pm PDT
sector job growth. and that's with no help with the republicans. but if romney gets in, all the favors will go to the wealthiest americans and all the burden will go on to the middle class, who at this hour, are still trying to figure it out. monthly bills, the republicans have no clue what they are all about. that's why they can't connect with the middle class in this country. get your cell phones out. i want to know what you think. tonight's question. do you think mitt romney paid his fair share of taxes? text a for yes. text b for now to 622639. you can always go to our blog. we'll bring you results later on in the show. and you know what? the republicans always come up with this. how much do you want me to pay? how much do you think i should pay? that's not the question. the question is are you willing to help the country turn our finances around? are you willing to be a member of the crowd that's willing to do something called economic patriotism to help this country dig out of a hole because we gave tax cuts for the wealthy? because we went into wars and didn't pay for them, beca
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
romney is going to be for the entire ticket. he is going to be for todd akin. >> republicans turn to newt gingrich to try to save todd akin in missouri and try to save the senate. howard fineman has the latest. and it is finally explained. it turns out he stacked the crowd with supporters. and it's not the first time. >> i do love that music. i have to tell you. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. mitt romney tried to create a distraction from his 47% comments. instead he gave himself more headaches. late friday afternoon, the romney campaign released the candidate's 2011 tax returns. the romneys paid a tax rate of 14.1% and would have paid an even lower rate if they took all of their deductions. the tax returns put the focus back on the issue of tax fairness in america. romney was asked about his tax rate during an interview with "60 minutes." >> is that fair to the guy who makes $50,000 and paid a higher rate than you did? >> it is a low rate. one of the reasons why the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the cor
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 10:00pm EDT
this ection. >> if we winoh w w t election. >> governor romney has logged 17 trips. >> no republican in history has won the presidency without ohio. >> romney, ryan. >> oh, sweetjesus. ob make no miake,io >> so you're a big romney supporter. >> if we don't run chris christie, romney will be the nominee and will lose. i get the last word. >>> with jus 41ay u presidential election, new swing state polls show that the secretly recorded tape revealing mitt romney's intention to abandon 37% of the american people if elected president is actually having the efft you would et. eyecy recorded words are crushing his campaign. a new poll shows presidentbama running ten points ahead of mitt romney in ohio, which is where abc news found mitt romney evyds he dropped on im abo 47% of the american people. >> about the people you said you couldn't convince to take greater responsibility. those are heavy words. >> what i'm talking about is a political process. i don't expect to get 100% o the vote i he get 50-plus % and make sure i get the next president. >> that was his answer to the worst possible
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am PDT
in this country and that would in turn cause a revote in the republican party. so as a deficit, romney has a plan but it's a secret. the republican party has imposed a new kiechld political correctness on their leaders. they cannot speed certain words, taxes, talk about their speculations or ideas or their path because these are forbidden. he's trying to run a campaign without running afoul of his party's strictures. as for himself he's twisted himself into a pretzel, spoken vac youously. that's a straightjacket even peggy noon nan's eloquence can't get him out of this. for more on this, read my "washington pos "washington post" column this week on cnn.com/fa reek. let's get started. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com nt >>> for . >>> for eight years ma'am mud ahmadinejad has come to the u.s. general assembly and every time he's caused controversy, making accusations. this year was different. it was mostly platitudes about word peace but he had plenty of sharp comments in a series of interviews. his conversation with me was his final one. perhaps his final one on the world stage. you see, iran
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2012 11:50pm EDT
the republicans -- if what romney and ryan are saying about obama and biden is true on medicare, why would the american medical association endorse our position? why would the national american hospital association? and most importantly, why would aarp endorse our program? [cheers and applause] they have no credibility. they have no credibility on this issue. secondly, what they don't tell you, equally as important as what they do tell you, what they would do on medicare. the first thing they would do, if they took the actions they are proposing to take were they to win in january of next year, you would eliminate the new benefit. $800 more for prescripping drugs, wellness visits, co-pays, et cetera. it would also move medicare trust fund to insol conveniencey -- this -- it would also move medicare trust fund to insolvency in 2016. they also don't want to tell you they are for medicare. they are for high-cost voucher care. they say it won't won't affect anyone on medicare now. it won't kick in for 10 years. but if you are 55 years old, it is going to kick in. here's what they do. first, a
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
by 11 points. 11. fox business is reporting that romney is losing donors to republican house and senate candidates. they are moving their money because they think he's going to lose. so much for the liberal media bias. that was a fox report. even conservatives are arguing that this wednesday's debate is do or die. >> you just heard paul ryan say that romney will offer the country a clear choice of two different economic futures. is that what romney needs to do wednesday? is that enough? >> well, i think it would be good to just win the debate. that's my advice to governor romney and it's time to begin panicking a little bit. >> time to begin panicking? but don't worry, governor romney has a solution. zingers. the "new york times" reports that mr. romney's team has concluded that debates are about creating moments and has equipped him with a series of zingers that he has memorized and has been practicing since august. zingers? mr. romney doesn't need zingers. he needs new ideas. he needs a new campaign. truth be told, he needs a new candidate. after all, the guy he's been debating all al
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm EDT
donors looking to hedge their bets away from republican presidential hopeful mitt romney to help republicans in key house and senate races. charlie gasparino has the exclusive details on the latest obstacle, it seems, faced by the romney campaign. >> reporter: i don't think you can sort of term this as a mass exodus yet, but what we're hearing from people inside the campaign, people that raised money from the campaign is this, that in the next couple days, maybe last week or so as those negative, as those poll numbers have gotten worse for mitt romney particularly in the battleground states, what you see is the big money contributors, and particularly i hear this is happening in new york, i also hear it's broader based geographically. they're starting to hedge their bets. a lot of people thought they'd start beginning to president obama. i hear they're not doing that, but they are diverting money that was promised to mitt romney and diverting it to these house and senate races where they think they can help republicans keep the house and maybe pick up seats in the senate, maybe t
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm PDT
hear from a new republican, who's hitting the romney campaign with some sort of advice. this week, it was newt gingrich offering some advice to romney's messaging strategy, telling him how to disarm president obama. we've heard from peggy noonan a couple of times now. how is the campaign reacting to all of this inside chatter? or are they? >> this is a constant irritation for the campaign. they feel like every donor, every republican who lost in a primary, and frankly, every reporter, thinks they know how to run a better campaign than they do. they wish that they could do our -- or they say they wish they could do our jobs too to give us an idea of the difference. they try to brush these things off. the campaign has its own staffers who help manage, especially the conservative media, reach out to try to keep things like that happy. but they undercut their conservative message when you say things like romney did to ron allen in ohio, they continue to undercut their ability to turn the page with conservative commentators. >> i always like getting your perspective on this next questi
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
romney as his own man. he's a vehicle for a republican party that has become very extremist and a vehicle for a party that also is trying to straddle many different factions and fractions, but extremism has won out. so tomorrow, it's not going to be the lincoln/douglas debates, we'll hear massaged talking points and debates have not been so decisive except when the races are very already tight, kennedy/nixon, gore/bush, but we may well see the narrative of a 1% romney which we've seen reinforcing the 47%. video and that -- and out of touch with not only his own being who he was, but with ordinary voters, average people in this country. >> i'm -- i'm eager to see how romney deals with follow-up questions. ryan's stuff the contention i don't have enough time, what i'm trying to basically tear apart the american social compact, you know, in some -- if you interpret it in one way but massively overhaul this nation's sort of tax plan, but i don't have time to get into the details, president obama's going to press him on this. >> well, right. well, one, you a situation where, you know, mitt rom
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm EDT
that show president obama building a small lead against republican rival mitt romney. joining me now, tameka simms, and lynn sweet. good afternoon to both of you ladies. >> hello. >> good afternoon. >> let's take a quick look at the polling here. president obama up by five in a fox news poll, six in a bloomberg poll, three in a politico poll, seven points in a "national journal" poll. why do you think that the president is edging out mitt romney in these polls, when the economic recovery has been so slow? >> well, it's a fairly complicated answer, and a lot of it has to do with voter attitudes towards the economy, less so than voter attitudes toward president obama or mitt romney. in many ways, voters have gotten used to the idea of a poor economy, even a lackluster one. and they've kind of gotten used to it. a quarter of the people who said the country was headed in the wrong track are still supporting the president. so they've basically gotten used to the economy as the status quo. >> today in his weekly web address, lynn, the president blaming congress for not helping the economy. take a
Current
Sep 24, 2012 7:00pm PDT
people around calling out the republicans, especially mitt romney for this two year super imaginety myth? >> i don't understand, really, the republicans in congress and elsewhere have been saying that for a long, long time. i've never understood why the democrats don't beat back on that more aggressively than they do. i don't understand why steve croth let romney get away with it last night. this democratic as an adjective drives me nuts. it's intentional and meant as an insult. that's a side point, i guess. you put the two -- >> it just gets your goat, i can tell. >> yes it does. for viewers who don't know, that's what joe mccarthy used to call the democratic party the democratic party. >> it is meant as a pejorative, but younger viewers might not know that. >> in your daily beast column this weekend, you wrote: >> you also say in that same column that you are starting to feel sorry for mitt romney. what have you been smoking michael tomasky? >> i gave all that up long, long ago. i can never confirm nor deny. in just this one little way i do feel a teensy bit sorry for him. it's not tha
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
will make things better for them. >> reporter: romney's problem is historic, no republican has won the white house without winning ohio, romney sounded optimistic today in an interview with nbc news. >> can you win ohio? >> i'm going to win ohio, in part because i have support from people in ohio >> reporter: but the problem, obama is here, too, today, his 29th visit since taking office, and not letting anybody forget that other number, 47%. >> i don't believe we get very far with leaders who write off half the nation as victims who never take responsibility for their lives. >> reporter: the president stopped at campuses, rallying young supporters. such a crucial day, both men took the stage at almost the same time this afternoon, and almost crossed paths as president obama headed to kent state, and romney to toledo. >> if you're registered, you can start to vote in six days. and this is important because you have a big choice to make. >> reporter: romney got support from ohio native and golfing legend, jack nicklaus and romney zeroed in on an issue he believes he can exploit. >> in my opini
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
shouldn't be that surprising to have newt criticize romney. it seems like more republicans are trying to go public for some reason. >> not pulling for one side or the other but arm chair quarterbacking you see it every cycle when people fall behind. a struggle between the severe conservative wing of the republican party and the compassionate conservative wing of the republican party. newt gingrich represented a severe conservative wing and that's one thing that mitt romney is fighting against right now. >> it seems, jill, showing the closing ad with what the president is up to. how important is the early vote for the president's campaign and clearly it seems to be a very dominant theme why we saw closing spot if you will. >> i was thinking about the early vote because right now if someone starts voting today, they are looking at a campaign that could be very different in two weeks because sometimes these moments happen that change dynamics. >> it sounds like you're confli conflicted. >> i'm conflicted. it's great to get as many people voting as possible and if this helps, that's wonde
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
myers, an unemployed republican from ohio. romney's cments didn't sit llh s. "the last thing, where he was going on about the 47% who are dependent on the government is hard to swallow. i think i'm part of the 47% he's lking about. but i don't want to be dependent on the government." that's a pretty good indation of where that commenhas taken this campaign. e a ais if ry'mmen in television ads in ohio. it appears to be taking a toll on romney's number. the gallup tracking poll shod romney making up ground with president obama after the democratic national convention. a ek after the fund-raising deo was released by mother jones, obama has opened up a six-point lead. president obama was also in ohio today, delivering a knockout punch. and, oh, yes, he reminded ohio voters where mitt romney was when the state needed him at a ital te. >>n mypponent sa we should just let detroit go bankrupt, that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. it supports busisses in 82 of 88 ohio counties so when he said that, i said, no, i'm going to bet on america. i'
FOX
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm PDT
and it begins at 6:00 p.m., president barack obama and republican mitt romney will answer questions about domestic policy and the news will air after the debate. >>> open world conference is now underway and the thousands of attendees may cause traffic delays all week. expect the area to be blocked and right now he is talking about what is next for the company. the ceo delivered the key note address and viewed new cloud computing projects and he is set to speak again tomorrow. the new event heads on thursday. >>> they left neighbors in three different cities, raving mad. ktvu channel 2 morning news has been covering the store since the complaints have been pouring in. beyond wonderland, it went to thousands of people and it also drew a lot of noise complaints and nearly 1,000 from all immediate i was hearing the walls thumbing. >> the music did not stop until 2:00 a.m. and organizers were told to point the noise west so people in alameda got it the worst. >>> some staff released a statement that reads in part, we apologize for the discomfort and we will ensure this does not happen again.
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
bailout, particularly in ohio. that's an early move obama made that republicans criticized, mitt romney was against it. but it is making a huge difference in ohio's comeback. >> let me get a look at the latest poll and bring in david. a new washington post poll has president obama out front in ohio and florida. inside the numbers we see how the president has hit home with ohio voters on understanding economic problems people are having right now. obama beats romney by 31 on connecting on their problems. 51 points in florida -- actually, 15. on handling taxes, president obama beats romney by a wide margin, 17 points in ohio. in florida it's closer, leads by one. in handling medicare, obama beats romney by 1 in ohio, 15 in florida. what i understand, looking at the differential, florida has a lot of retired people, obviously. very sensitive. in a sense, ohio has people who can't afford to get down to florida in the wintertime. their social security, medicare, and maybe if they're lucky, some pension and savings. >> you know, we've talked about this for months now. after the 2010 election,
CBS
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
under way. >> i'm with the mitt romney campaign. >> reporter: polls suggest the republicans have work to do, especially on undecided voters, such as nick and elaine saras. >> i think the economy is better today than it was three years ago. so we might be heading in the right direction. >> reporter: might be? >> might be. >> reporter: they own the sidewalk cafe in painesville, and while they say they haven't made up their mind, third words lean towards the president. >> i do like that he created a lot of jobs in ohio and i'm looking forward to the debates. hopefully they answer some questions that they didn't answer at the convention. >> reporter: lake county is a good indicator of political sentiment statewide. george bush won here in 2004, and went on to win ohio and reelection. barack obama prevailed here in 2008, won the state and the presidency. each rode a wave of enthusiasm that folks here say is missing this time around, something that should concern both campaigns as they try to get out the vote. >> could i leave you with some information then? >> sure can. >> reporter: lake c
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and the main reason that the republicans in ohio point to is that romney doesn't really have a cohesive message and said this is why you should throw barack obama out and install me as president. the key issue is the bailout of chrysler and general motors that the president pushed through. they say romney hasn't been able to come up with a consistent answer to this and the obama campaign has been hammering on this. one republican i talked to put it very bluntly, a senior republican in ohio said that obama's advantage on the auto bailout is quote a kick in the balls for the romney campaign. you can't say it, so i will, but that's sort of a consist ebt criticism about the campaign that they haven't been able to develop a message about that. >> i got to hear you say it. that's good enough for me, peter. one thing that's interesting to me, from your reporting and i i know you spent a lot of time out in the field, that romney has a good ground game in ohio. knocking on 28 times as many doors as john mccain did. so why isn't he doing better? >> the bush re-elected 2004 is probably the better model th
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
a democrat and republican. i'm afraid if romney continues this course and doesn't stand and run on the republican platform, i think a lot of evangelical voters may sit this one out. >> republican platform is against abortion. but to protect the life of the mother, in the cases of rape and incest. that's what most americans, the vast majority of americans agree with. are you saying that he should go against with the republican platform, against abortion in all cases? >> i think he needs to make clear he believes in life. my personal view is murder is murder and except in the case of a life of a mother, you don't have a right to take the child's life because of the way the child was conceived, but that's another programming issue. my point here is that republican voters largely are evangelical voters. they vote 3-1 republican. they care about more than simply the economy. and i'm just saying that in these debates nec week, if the issue of life coming up, if the issue of marriage comes up, my advice to romney is not to go wobbly, but to state clearly what he believes and i think h
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
's chances even more? >> i don't know if it's necessarily mitt romney's chances, but republicans have a dilemma right now. todd akin doesn't have a whole lot of money. if they want to win back the senate they want to help him a little bit. claire mccaskill has a ceiling of 52, 53 percentage points. aakin is the underdog after his legitimate rape comments, but do republicans try to slip some money in to that missouri race, to linda mcmahon in connecticut? all indications are and we heard it from the head of the republican senatorial committee they don't see them helping out todd akin in missouri. that is something we'll watch over the next five weeks, because this is all about republicans being able to win winnable contests. >> mark murray, always a pleasure, sir. thank you. >> thanks, craig. >>> the first presidential debate is less than a week away. predictably both the obama and romney camps are trying to keep expectations low for their own candidates while at the same time they're building up the opponent as the most for mid aable debater since abe lincoln. >> the president is obvi
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 9:00am PDT
-- the republicans have done a masterful job in sort of changing the game on that but mitt romney is a boss fund mentally as you said. melinda, your colleague, e.j. dion in the washington post writes the latest washington post polls in ohio and florida underscore the trouble mitt romney is having gaining on the economy. basically e.j. saying the republicans have had a very sort of crass attitude towards how the americans will vote. if you're looking at the poll numbers seems like the american public has more of a nuance view as far as the economy. >> the interesting thing to me about the numbers in ohio, is that even those who say the economy is going badly, blame kasic as much as they blame obama and those who think it's going well give the credit it to obama as much as to kasic. so, you know, i do think that what john said about the auto industry is very important and also, women voters are really breaking for obama in ohio as they are elsewhere and in that way, paul ryan has been a huge damaging factor to romney across the board, but seemingly in places like ohio, florida, and virginia in par
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to force landed in toledo because of weather problems. they experienced some turbulence while landing. no one was hurt, and the plane put down safely on the second attempt. >> the president of iran mahmoud ahmadinejad, addressed the u.n. general assembly today. this was his eighth and final speech as president of iran. he did not mention the united states by name. >> the centers of power have entrusted themselves to
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
. >> the first debate between president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney is set for wednesday. while they prepare for the show down in denver, their running mates for campaigning in battleground states. >> president obama and mitt romney were out of the public eye today as they get ready for the first debate on wednesday. vice president in spoke in florida up for the second consecutive day. he blamed republicans and the bush should ministration for the deficit. >> by the times be rains were turned over to barack and me, they had doubled the national debt in eight years. >> today, paul ryan campaigned in new hampshire. the granite state has four electoral votes. but that could make a difference in the race that could come down to a handful of states. >> thank you for sending mitt romney to the white house and barack obama back to chicago. >> the campaign is shifting to a different stage this week with wednesday night's showdown between president obama ann romney. >> if you have taken a look at the history of debates, it is not about policies. is not about facts. it has changed
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> maggie, you have a concern among republicans that romney has to close this gap or suddenly political darwinism kicks in. >> well put. there's a tremendous concern on two fronts. number one, you have seen republicans give mitt romney advice, seeing it again, charles krauthammer, go big. >> that column is only once a week. >> exactly. today is friday. that's the way it goes. you have a lot of concern among senate campaigns how mitt romney will effect them. you have seen it predictably with someone like linda mcmann, not a surprise she's edging away. >> even joe allen. saw david state. >> george allen was hedging a little bit. melissa, you brought up something about early voting. do you think early voting -- do you think it's wrong we push people to vote before the debates? >> "wrong" seems like the wrong word. i'm a little nervous about it, only because i'm enough of a political scientist and optimist to believe debates ought to matter. i'm a little nervous about folks making up their mind, only because there could be new information to make them want to change thur vote later. that sa
FOX Business
Oct 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
republicans that it will a lot to. mitt romney loses, paul ryan will still be the budget chairman. democrats can line up all these big spending initiatives if they want to, but the fact is that the house is still going to be majority republican. if republicans don't take back the senate is going to be the same situation that we have ad for the past two years. i would say that they're going to go as far as trying to decorate the office before they have it. we might see another turnaround election in the year 2014 like we did in 2010 if they continue to push this big spending big government. neil: you're not giving up on spending. it almost sounded like you were. >> well, i am just simply saying if they are going to go with decorating the office. neil: thank you very, very much. don't look now, but he is back. remember caught 20 years later. back with a vengeance, and a new warning. deep in debt. ross perot fears we are easy date to be taken down. a former clinton press secretary, debate commission on those warnings from a guy who two decades ago almost up into the presidential race. very goo
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 1:05am PDT
is a must win for romney. no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. >>> avalanche survivor says he is alive, but certainly mourning the lost of two close friends. he survived a deadly avalanche that killed at least eight people on one of the world's tallest mountains. it happened sunday morning at 22,000 feet in napal. he is a three-time world champion freestyle skier based in tahoe. in his first interview since the tragedy, he said he was reading his bible when the avalanche struck. >> i was reading first samuel for the sake of reading it. the tent started to shake and we thought it was the wind, but it was the avalanche. >> besides his injuries he describes himself as one of the luckiest people on the -- in the world. he planned to ski down the slopes with the other climbers when this happened. >>> moving on, someone in the bay area has lost nearly a quarter of a million dollars. today was the deadline to claim a winning mega millions ticket sold at fox liquors on larkin street in san francisco. the ticket was for the march 30th mega millions draw. the winner had until 5
KOFY
Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
coach, get america growing again. >> history says ohio is must win for romney. no republican has won the white house without winning ohio. >> schools here and across the country are following new federal lunch guidelines supported by michelle obama. guidelines are designed to fight obesity but students in kansas are rebelling fighting back with music video. what is going on? jim avila has the story. >> reporter: it's a lunchroom revolt. >> students and teachers at this high school creating a viral video protesting the new calorie cutting menus in their calf tear yeah. they say they are not getting enough to eat. ♪ >> their complaints, new school lunch guidelines rolled out, limited calories to fight the obesity epidemic among the youth. they restricted elementary schoolers to 650 calories, 750 middle schoolers and 850 for high school students. now, half of each plate must be filled with vegetables and fruit plus milk or a fruit smoothie on every tray. on some schools the amount of food thrown out is shocking. this month we visited a school in suburban chicago where high schoolers a
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
romney is that republican voter identification is dropping, so the polls do have to reflect a weighting that says that there are fewer republicans than there are democrats and there are more independents. it's because there's less identification with the republican party in the country. so if the polls are trending away from mitt romney, it's two things. number one, his poor performance, but also the fact that the republican brand is actually -- >> despite the fact that they're controlling for the decline as you put it. >> and it's controlled for. these polls all weight themselves according to where people say that they are, whether you're a democrat, republican, or independent and then they ask the question. there's not some inherent bias. >> dr. peterson, we, the media, have been blamed repeatedly. now the polls are being blamed. who else is to be blamed? >> eventually they will blame the voters for not agreeing with them. at the end of the day, this reflects the fact that our country is no longer moving to the right in some ways. there's some ways in which the radical right has estab
FOX
Oct 2, 2012 4:25am EDT
debate with republican mitt romney. romney made a campaign appear snow is in denver and told the crowd he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants because of an executive order signed by the president. >>> call day lose-win. the phillies beat the nationals 2-0 last night but the second place braves also lost which clinches the nationals' first nl east divisional title. the team brought the celebration on to the field to share it with the fans. the celebration spilled over onto south capital street and beyond last night. >> i can't even express right now what i'm feeling. this was amazing. we're going to the post-season with the nl east division champs. >> how are you feel something. >> i'm just extra happy that we -- we lost but we won. it's just -- i don't know. i feel great. >> really pumped that we actually clinched for the division. >> what did you think of that game? >> good. >> what won? >> washington. >> last year at this time, we weren't even considering making the playoffs and for us to win it this year is just amazing. >> how did you get this shirt so qui
WHUT
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. republican presidential nominee mitt romney has opened a new attack on president obama's foreign-policy just over a week before the to hold their first debate. romney criticized obama for referring to the latest middle east unrest as bonds and the road. he also vowed a foreign policy that he said would ship middle east politics, not just react to it. >> bombs in the road? we had an ambassador assassinated, a muslim brotherhood elect a member elected to the presidency of egypt. 20,000 people have been killed in syria. we of tumult in pakistan. iran is that much closer to having the capacity to build a nuclear weapon. this is time for a president who will shape events in the middle east, not just be merciful or be at mercy of the events in the middle east. i will get america on track at the kind of leadership we need so we can shape the future of this part of the world and keep america strong. >> romney was referring to obama's comments in an interview with "60 minutes." obama made what could be his most public rejection of the israeli government to date in that same interview. asked about unr
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
romney has campaigned as many things this election cycle. >> a severely conservative republican governor. >> morning ya' ll. >> human pretzel. >> i repeal obamacare. >> don't forget, i got everyone in my state insured. >> 100% of kids in my state are insured. >> 40 days to election. >> and he's using this as a badge of honor. >> this guy is like a bobblehead. >> did the republicans nominate the wrong guy? >> do you think a guy like chris christy would be the right guy. >> with 40 days until the election and a new poll showing >> with 40 days until the election and a new poll showing president obama leading mitt romney by five points, la ra ingram refused to participate in a republican battle against the polls. >> i will say that if the romney campaign's numbers were different all of them fox included if they had a different read than the polls in the swing states you would really hear a romney ryan push back against the overall numbers in those battleground states. you don't hear that. i don't think they are happy about it. but i think they believe they are running behind and you are see
Current
Sep 28, 2012 8:00pm PDT
saying the polls are weren't saying this when 75% of the republicans were against mitt romney in the primary, but they are now. >> eliot: he is starting to talk about his own record embracing the thing that most people said worked when he was governor which was his own health care bill. >> you know mitt romney is in trouble when he is taughting the positive things he did for people. i think he should have done it all along. he had this wedge issue and all he has to do is fall back on state's rights. all he had to do was say yes, the same program barack obama had. but it's about what states want not a nationwide mandate. if he had done that the gop would have respected him. >> eliot: he never showed that he had the force of character to stand up to anybody, and as a weak, ameba-like, spineless, and that's what turned the public against him. it is premature to do an autopsy, but this thing is not over. >> yes, it is. >> eliot: let's talk about todd akin. this guy keeps -- what is going on in missouri? >> he gets his butt whipped by a girl so he calls her unl
FOX News
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
republicans and romney campaign says that is not true and would give a bias result in favor of the president. romney campaign will not show us their data and they suggest they have a very different picture of their analysis and they think it will go down to the wire in highway he and a left of battleground states where public polls suggest romney is behind. >>shepard: why don't they show us the data? you would think that would help their cause, right? >>carl: sure. what they do, they explain to folks like me, they believe the samples are skewed for democrats. when you look at the raw data you can see that in most cases there has been an increase of the expected democratic registration larger than what many would argue is probably conceivable given the midterm elections and how close the race has been the last few months. it is close. the romney campaign does not dispute that. president obama has an advantage, and they do not dispute that. they say will debates are important and neither side will throw out the best argument, their biggest ammunition, until the debates, four weeks consecutivel
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
you most about romney's performances when he was challenged by other republicans? >> well, i think you'd have to say that romney did very well during these debates. he very often seemed like the grown-up on the stage. and he wasn't a big, big loser at any of those debates. he did make mistakes. let me talk about his strengths. he's very good at turning around an opponent's weakness and turning it into a debating point. take a look at this little change with newt gingrich in florida in january. >> speaker gingrich was hired by freddie mac to promote them, to influence other people throughout washington, encouraging them not to dismantle these two entities. i think that was an enormous mistake. >> so he did it with a nice tone, said newt gingrich made an enormous mistake. i think that was a good way of romney pointing out the differences. what he does, though, is when he's in moment when there's a really candid exchange and he's not sure what to say, he can really look awkward. remember this? i bet you do. >> you were for individual mandate, my friend. >> you know what, you've raised tha
FOX News
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
fraud. but democrats accuse republicans of trying to stack the deck they say for governor mitt romney. they point to this comment from the house republican leader back in june. quote, voter i.d., which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. a spokesman later said the law maker meant, quote, for the first time in many years, we're going to have a presidential race on a relatively level playing field. more than a dozen states have approved tougher voter i.d. requirements since the election of 2008. the courts of the justice department blocked four voter i.d. laws in four different states. eric shaun live tonight. what does this ruling in pennsylvania mean for voters there? good evening. >> good evening. on election day, poll workers will be asking voters can i see a photo i.d.? now voters do not have to show one. the ruling keeps the state's voter i.d. law intact. it just won't be enforced for this presidential election. court judge robert simpson is worried not enough people have them. he ruled, quote, i expected more photo i.d.s to have been issued b
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
for watching. no republican candidate has ever lost ohio and won the presidency. mi romney is on the verge of isti.g yet another victim of ohio's 18 electoral votes are vital to romney's chances of winning in november. if mitt romney loses ohio, he's going to have to win all six swing states where the president currently leads. the president's lead in ohio is starting to look dominant. in a fox news poll, president obama leads by seven points. a "washington post" poll puts the president up by eight points in ohio. and the most recent poll by cbs and "the new york times" has president obama leading by ten points. romney was in ohio today, making a new pitc voters. he's the guy who understands their pain. >> there are so many in our country that are hurting right now. i want to help them. i know what it takes to get an economy going again and creating jobs. >> voters in ohio don't believe romney on this front at all. wht cos to the enomy 51 ovo she trust president obama against 45% of voters who trust mitt romney. obama has an advantage on the economy in ohio, because basically, this state i
CNN
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
spoke at boling green state university. not too far away. mean white mitt romney, the republican challenger, attending a rally in toledo, ohio, he's also expected to speak. we'll bring that to you live as it happens. >>> election day is officially 41 days away. with early voting kicking off tomorrow in the key battleground state of iowa, some americans are already making their voices heard. and for states that have been embroiled in heated legal battles over voting rights, that means a frantic scramble to get people registered. here's a clip from my upcoming documentary. it is a bill that makes 80 changes to florida's election law. one change makes registering voters harder for community groups who typically reach out more to minorities. these groups now must turn in registration forms within 48 hours or face thousand-dollar fines. false registration can lead to higher fines and up to five years in prison. >> accountability hurts. it's never comfortable. >> another change sharply reduces early voting days, which are more popular with minorities than with whites. >> just look at t
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
. this year's debate, they suggest the president has a general disdain for romney. he objects to republican attacks on his welfare position. such disdain can be a killer. the cut-aways told the tale. sighing and people looking at their watches. is that going to be the mark here people both sides keeping their calm for the cut-aways? >> i think so. the candidates have to realize they are on camera every second of that debate. it's not just what you communicate verbally, the way you answer questions. it's the way you look, the style, capacity you bring to this stage. i think the president and governor romney's people understand that's a big part of what voters take away from this debate performance. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the pitfalls president obama and governor romney face in tomorrow's big first debate. past is prologue. i'll talk to historian alan schroeder to wrote the book on presidential debates. plus we want to hear about you. the most important issue you want addressed. ♪ [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you don't back down from a chall
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the republican party these days, but romney doesn't particularly without saying a word of the republican performance. it has been designed to optimize the things they might say that what really ticked off the base for the democratic party and raise concerns among independent voters. they probably couldn't have done much better captured by the elements that are far away by the level of conservatism and social issues, paul business of corrupting paul ryan and then embracing the ayn rand approach to economics which is just really far away from the political center, the whole percent thing that cannot romney which should be read this to some extent of being delightfully honest for today's gop is coming from in terms of their attitude towards economic and feel policy. it shouldn't have been an election that is a need for them either they haven't maximized that opportunity that is my take on what's going on and i hope you're going to check out the report and look typical maps and charts. there will be a short quiz later we want to bring up this great panel to discuss all these issues in a much
Current
Sep 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
of the interesting tensions on the republican side is the sort of schism between what mitt romney is selling in terms of the agony that's out there and what republican governor kasich is selling which is that ohio's on the come back. do you congressman, give republican governor john kasich credit for ohio's bounce up? >> well, no. he's very capable but i think that the one thing that he's done to prepare for president obama's strong emergence in ohio particularly this year is he went after republican parties, including police and fire and tried bargaining rights. people in ohio, in a stunning defeat for governor kasich voted that proposal down. but you know i think that the unions in ohio are still very strong and their membership is feeling what they feel would be the wrath of a certain type of economics that governor kasich espouses that mr. romney would of course, follow. so i think there's that factor in ohio you have to remember. ohio next to wisconsin was the calderon of this battle between workers trying to have -- >> jenn
CBS
Sep 29, 2012 5:30pm PDT
obama and republican candidate mitt romney take a break to get ready for their first presidential debate next week dru levenson shows us both candidates sent running mates to battleground states. >>> vice-president joe biden plate to florida's older voters. first at a diner than a rally he said president obama wants to make sure medicare is around. >>> the action the president took strengthen medicare trust fund and exceeded its live up to 2024 >>> biden argued the republicans want to drastically change the program >>> that on want to tell you they're not for medicare there for a thing called a voucher care >>> and the vice presidential nominee hammered the obama administration for out of control borrowing and spending. >>> as a result the most of not fixing it our credit rating downgraded for first time in history >>> line said new hampshire's will help shape the election >>> get those people that promise to open change are demoralized now >>> the candidates prep for the first debate in practice sessions run it will get help from ohio senator who will play the role of the president pres
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in this country because we're standing up and enforcing trade rules. >> romney and the republicans keep talking about another tax cut for the job creators. don't we just see them increasing their profits by outsourcing this way? i mean, the model that romney wants to lay on the country, how could it be good for workers in ohio? >> well, it's not. we tried these tax cuts for the rich. hoping it trickles down to the middle class, it doesn't work. what works is when you build the economy from the middle class out. the auto rescue has worked in ohio. we're not where we need to be, but more than three percentage points lower than in 2010. we have more tire jobs, more steel jobs, more aluminum jobs in sydney, ohio. i want the president to take one more step and that is and romney could help us with this. they could pass my legislation in the house. we have passed it in the senate to level the playing field on chinese currency, the largest bipartisan jobs bill to pass the senate. we're asking -- >> he hasn't. and the romney camp keeps coming back. it's passed in the senate and boehner won't bring it u
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
in alex and we are just two days away the first presidential debate between president obama d republican nominee mitt romney. a new washington post poll is tight race nationally, but the president a larger lead in swing states. 49% of likely voters would vote for president obama if the election took place today. 47% would vote for romney. in the swing states, 52 percent voters sided with the while 41% supported romney. president obama is in a las of henderson where for wednesday's debate in denver. romney plans to hold a rally in today. celebrating the start of the a new facebookh giveaway. be giving you the chance to tickets to cox farms festival and four fields of tickets. will announce a winner each the 6:00week during a.m. hour of "good morning washington." go to our facebook page. let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> dealing with a foggy start. really seeing a blanket over the areaportion of the marylandy in western and northern virginia. where we have a dense fog until 10:00. visibility could drop below a times. mile at you really need below beans. give yourself extra time to get t
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
nominee mitt romney. >>> there is trouble for florida's republican party where a voter registration controversy is brewing. the state's party fired a private consulting firm it hired to help registered voters after learning it may have submitted fraudulent registration forms. suspicious forms have been discovered in at least five florida counties. >>> rick santorum says mitt romney and the republicans should support todd akin. santorum says an akin win is necessary. akin is challenging democratic senator claire mccaskill. he has been criticized by both democrats and republicans for using the term legitimate rape. >>> down ballot politics are next with maryland governor martin o'malley and missouri senator roy blunt. [ male announcer ] now you can swipe... scroll... tap... pinch... and zoom... in your car. introducing the all-new cadillac xts with cue. ♪ don't worry. we haven't forgotten, you still likthings to push. [ engine revs ] the all-new cadillac xts has arrived, and it's bringing the future forward. >>> republican senator roy blunt of missouri and maryland governor martin o
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 3:00pm PDT
because they really want to get clear answers. mitt romney has been speaking to the republicans, president obama to the democrats. let's see what they have to say to the independents who are out there. both of you, thank you so much. we really appreciate it. >>> president obama and will go head-to-head in the first presidential debate wednesday night in denver. of course, we're going to be there with you live 7:00 eastern on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> talk about being in the right place at the right time. check out this video. a man jumps from the third floor window. a crowd is there to catch him. we're going to tell you why he had to jump. >>> i'm dr. sanjay gupta. meet jennifer, founder of code for america. it's kind of a peace corps for geeks. >> most people have seen that really geeks have changed the world so much in the past 10 or 20 years, that they haven't changed government yet. we get people to take a year off. it's geeks, also designers and product managers, people from the technical industries. we get them to work with people in city hall to solve problems in cities for a year. >>
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
. lydia, i'm going to start with you. an interesting moment, not official yet, but mitt romney is for all intents and purposes the republican nominee for president. how does that make you feel? how do you feel about that nomination? >> it's a mix because romney wasn't necessarily saying the types of things that african-american republicans really liked on the primary process. if you look at some of the things that newt gingrich said or rick santorum, they stepped in some holes. they also tried to direct some of the issues that african-american voters needed to have addressed in regards to schools, in regards to jobs and the like. >> what are the things that republican voters, and particularly black republican voters, want? what are the issues that matter? and what kind of stance do you want your president to take on? >> what i'd like to see more out of mitt romney, particularly for the black community, is, you know, he's got an incredible professional background that i think some have looked at negatively. he's got to play that up. he's a great operator. he's proven to be a great operator
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
, for last week, the surreptitiously filmed mitt romney addressing wealthy republican donors in florida and telling them how no good and horrible half the cotry was, if at was the e hek w then this would surely have to qualify as the image of the week this week. touchdown? no touchdown? touchdown? oh, no! right? the big nfl referee's scandal thing. the green y packers gettg totally robbed of a win on ayhttb that image from this week has crossed over now from being just a sports story to being an america story. it's now even an american politics story. yesterday the republican governor of wisconsin, scott walker, who course is most famous for stripping union rights in his state, stt lkcty on favor of bringing back the union refs to the nfl. see, when it's about something that doesn't matter much like education, screw the unions. but when it's something important like football, well, look for the union label, erica. barack obamandt mney and weigh in on this one football game from monday, on the referees issue. all three men sayinghat the green bay packers deserve to win that game. the
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 3:00pm PDT
not end in a psyching of sectarian violence. >> woodruff: mr. obama's republican opponent mitt romney cited the same issues before the clinton global initiative conference in new york. but romney implied the real problem is a failure of u.s. leadership. >> a lot of americans are troubled by developments in the middle east. syria has witnessed the killing of tens of thousands of people. the president of egypt is a member of the muslim brotherhood. our ambassador to libya was assassinated in a terrorist attack. iran is moving toward nuclear weapons capability. >> woodruff: romney used tougher language yesterday in pueblo, colorado. then he criticized the president's remarks in his 60 minutes interview that the arab spring brought many challenges for the u.s. and that there would be bumps in the road. >> these are not bumps in the road. these are human lives. these are developments we do not want to see. this is time for the president who will shape events in the middle east not just be merciful or be at mercy to the events in the middle east. >> woodruff: the president also spoke before
PBS
Sep 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. reporter: this morning republican mitt romney was welcomedded warmly atthe clinton global initiative. the former president praised him for supporting the americorps program. >> governor, i thank you for being here. the podium is yours. >> thank you, mr. president. reporter: romney returned the compliment with a joking reference to clinton's speech nominating president obama at the democratic convention. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. all i got to do now is wait a couple of days for that bounce to happen. >> reporter: from there, romney turned to education policy at a forum sponsored by nbc news. >> we have proven that sending a lot of money to failed schools to pay the same teachers to do the same things will not make any difference. the real key is leadership in drawing the best and brightest to the profession, giving them the right incentives, promoting the very best, helping our students have discipline in the classroom, insisting on the participation of parents. >> rep
CNN
Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
santorum says mitt romney and republicans should support todd akin. he says an akin win is essential for the republican party to win control of the senate. akin is challenging claire mccaskill. he has been criticized after using the term "legitimate rape." our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. ♪ [ male announcer ] its lightweight construction makes it nimble... ♪ its road gripping performance makes it a cadillac. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with advanced haldex all-wheel drive. [ engine revving ] it's bringing the future forward. so it can feel like you're using nothing at all. but neosporin® eczema essentials™ is different. its multi-action formula restores visibly healthier skin in 3 days. neosporin® eczema essentials™. >>> joining me no
CNN
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
obama and mitt romney sharing a few moments on stage after back-to-back democratic and republican presidential debates in new hampshire. they also ran into each other at a labor day parade in 2007. a campaign source cataloging the meetings tells cnn these are just two of the three times the candidates have ever seen each other in person. flash forward to 2012 one day before the debate. romney briefly stopped for lunch grabbing bued burritos at chipo >> people want to know who's going to win. who's going to score the punches? >> reporter: at a pre-debate rally in denver, romney seemed to down play reports that his campaign has prepped him with zingers to go after the president. >> it's not so much winning or losing or the people themselves, the president and myself, it's about something bigger than that. it will be a conversation with the american people that will span almost an entire month. >> reporter: romney aides say the gop nominee is adjusting debate tactics away from what worked with a handful of opponents on stage to a more one-on-one approach. >> there's one person on sta
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
on romney. >> i think the expectations for the debate are too high. particularly conservative republican americans are expecting mitt romney to go out there and do something and i don't know whether that as even possible right now. the first debate means everything. the whole world is watching this thing. this is a big, big debate on wednesday night. this is much bigger than the mccain-obama debate. >> today mitt romney traveled from boston to colorado where the debate will be held as a major player in romney's fund raiser confirmed to fox business that a few new york donors have backed away from financial commitments to the romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the republicans hold on to the house of represents and pick up seats in the senate. the debates will be very important, said one person with knowledge of the matter. if romney does well, that money could come back. >>> new jersey's governor, chris christie the current front runner for the presidential nomination 2016 has decided his job is to state the obvious. >> it's a huge night. we've had a bad
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 1:00am PDT
. everybody has been waiting to find out if mitt romney looks like such a losing prospect that republicans will be cut lose to essentially campaign on their own to campaign against them. but campaigning on the assumption that it mitt romney is going to lose? that's something new. and it's even weirder when voiced by scott brown tonight. that's coming up. >>> it seems to me first of all from what i understand from doctors, that's really rare. if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. >> that's the senate candidate from missouri this year, congressman todd akin. one of the things lost as soon as he said what he said about legitimate rape is his democratic opponent claire mccaskill had hand selected todd akin to be her opponent before he ever made the comments about rape. claire mccaskill used campaign money to run ads that were for todd akin advertising him to republican primary voters as the true conservative in the race. that's because claire mccaskill knew before he made his rape comments that he's the kind of guy who would make comments lik
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm EDT
in that race bob casey ahead of his republican challenger by eight points. as mitt romney's, shall we say, second place standing starts to look like more and more of a permanent residence as it seems like a long shot for winning the presidency, the down ticket effect of that is starting to become a bigger part of the conversation. you saw a manifestation of that last week on this show when nancy pelosi came on this show and said, essentially, democrats can win back the house. nancy pelosi said not only is she confident that democrats can get the 25 seats they need to take e back control of the house, which is a huge number, she says she, quote, liked to have 35 seats, which would be a lot. and while it is news worthy that the democrats think they can take back the house, it should be said that a number of other observers looking at the same prospect are call k the idea that the democrats could take back the house pretty much impossible. politico publishing a piece on it. one of the consequences of republicans winning so many seats in the state legislatures in the big election of 2010 is t
FOX
Sep 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
is just days away. why both sides of the political aisle say republican candidate mitt romney is ready to face president oe be ma. >>> oracle's open world 2012 has kicked off. what larry ellison debuted at today's event. >>> as residents fume on the latest fire in richmond, we learned lawmakers are getting ready to make a pitch to the refinery. the project at stake. >>> many people living in richmond have been highly critical of chevron following that recent mass ive fire at the refinery. ktvu has learned that the city will reach out to chevron hoping that the oil company will help revitalize the area. the city council is expected to make that request later this week in a story you will only see on 2. >> reporter: look in downtown richmond and you will see the signs, richmond welcomes lbnl. a major gift that the city wants to build upon with chevron. >> we're urging chevron to help create a research campus in richmond most particularly at marina bay because that's where berkeley labs are coming in. >> reporter: tom butts says the idea is with lawrence berkeley labs and chevron marina b
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
of error. the romney campaign and the republican super pacs have only just begun unleashing its ma massive campaign cash. can romney use the debates, use all of that money in reserve to reverse his fortunes going forward? >> well, we don't put much stock in polls, good or bad, at this point, particularly 40 days out. we are coming in to the debater isries in which we know that americans really start to focus more in a more laser like way on the choice that they have in front of them, mr. romney is an experienced debater, particularly with more recent experience. and what we are focused on, thomas, though, are things like the fact that early voting starts in iowa today and that there's still an opportunity to get registered to vote and we encourage people to go to gottoregister.com so that they can get themselves signed up to register to vote and make sure that they can weigh in on this very clear choice that we have in front of us 40 days from now. >> you make a great point. iowa is the first swing state. . started at 9:00 a.m. eastern. i know that president obama spoke to the des moines r
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